The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) runs from June 29th to July 15th this year, and we’ve teamed up with them to giveaway two pairs of tickets to our lovely Soompiers!
The film is on its 11th year, and features an extremely diverse set of films that are guaranteed to keep everyone thoroughly entertained.
Korean films are very well represented at the festival, with a diverse selection starting with classics such as “Oldboy” to more recent films including this year’s blockbuster, “All About My Wife”, featuring Im Soo Jung. There are lesser known gems you may otherwise not be exposed to, such as “Failan”, featuring Choi Min Sik and Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung, and “The King of Pigs”, the first Korean animated film to show at Cannes.
We’ve picked two movies we think our Soompi audience will enjoy, and winners will be able to decide which movie they’d like to get tickets for.
1 – The first movie we recommend is this year’s summer blockbuster, “All About My Wife,” a remake of the Argentinian movie, “A Boyfriend for My Wife”. This romantic comedy tells the story of a husband who finds it easier to hire a Casanova to woo his wife away, than to ask her for a divorce. With a talented cast including Im Soo Jung from classic K-drama, “I’m Sorry, I Love You,” and Lee Sun Kyun from “The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince” and “Pasta,” the movie is bound to be a delightful treat.
2 – The second movie we recommend also happens to be a remake; “Couples” is a remake of Japanese film, “A Stranger of Mine”. It’s a light hearted romantic comedy, with a quirky charm in the way it weaves together the individual stories into a cohesive plot. Starring in the film are Lee Si Young, from the hit drama, “Boys Over Flowers,” and Kim Ju Hyuk, well known from “Lovers in Prague”.
The full list of Korean movies shown at the festival, by year produced, is:
- All About My Wife, 2012
- Doomsday Book, 2012 (festival centerpiece presentation)
- The King of Pigs, 2012
- Nameless Gangster, 2012
- Bloody Fight in Iron-Rock Valley, 2011
- Couples, 2011
- Red Vacance, Black Wedding, 2011
- War of the Arrows, 2011
- Secret Love, 2010
- Crying Fist, 2005
- Oldboy, 2003
- Failan, 2001
You can find more information on individual movies at the NYAFF website.
To Win Tickets to the Film Festival!
Please comment on this page with:
- Which of the two movies you’re most excited to watch (and if you’ve already seen them, let us know how they were!)
- Who you’d take with you for this wonderful time (and maybe even get them to participate in the giveaway 😉
Please be sure that you can be in New York City for the date of the showing! Both films have two showings so check here to see if the movie of your choice fits with your schedule.
We will announce one winner next Thursday, on the June 14, and the second on the following Wednesday, the June 20.
Cheers to all!
1 – apricots
2 – BigBangBias
If you’be been picked a winner, we will PM you after the final winner has been announced on June 20. Thanks!